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Top Things to See and Do in London This Summer

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London is home to so many things to see and do that it is easy to see why so many people visit the city every year, especially in the warmer summer months when it is easier to get around. You can spend days exploring the streets with their beautiful examples of old architecture and tour around the famous landmarks including Big Ben and Windsor Castle. If you are visiting with children, you might prefer to go to London Zoo and see the animals or head to some of the great museums in the city such as The Natural History Museum.

 

The Tower of London

 

Another popular tourist attraction found in the Big Smoke is the Tower of London and you can organise Tower of London tickets online before you head off on your trip to save having to organise them when you arrive.

 

Some fast facts about the Tower of London include:

 

  • The tower dates back to the Norman Conquest
  • It withstood damage from the Blitz, although it has had to be restored many times over the years
  • Her Majesty’s Crown Jewels are on display for visitors to marvel in the tower
  • Some Beefeaters will take visitors on a tour of the tower, while others guard the jewels

Anne Boleyn’s ghost is said to haunt the chapel of St. Peter and Vincula, and throughout its long history the tower has been used as everything from a treasury and a prison to an armoury and a menagerie.

Top Tourist Attractions

As well as the Tower of London, there are also many other great attractions to explore in the city, including but not limited to the following:

 

  • Big Ben
  • London Zoo
  • The London Eye
  • Madame Tussauds
  • The London Aquarium
  • Windsor Castle
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Tower Bridge
  • Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
  • The National History Museum
  • Kew Gardens
  • The Museum of London
  • The National Gallery
  • The Tate Modern
  • The Royal Albert Hall
  • Buckingham Palace

 

Whether you want to catch a show, tour around the famous buildings or wander around a museum, there are plenty of things to see and do in London that you will find you are spoilt for choice.

 

Places to Explore

 

Regents Park, Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus,Leicester Square, Covent Garden, Camden Market and The West End are all popular areas to explore when visiting the city and you can choose to walk, get a bus, hire a bicycle, ride the London Underground or get one of London’s famous black cabs to get around.

 

You can organise tickets to get into lots of London’s main attractions before you leave via the internet and this is a great way to save a lot of time and hassle when you arrive. You can also do some online research before you leave to help you to create an itinerary to ensure that you have time to fit everything you want to see into your trip.



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